Colorado Springs, Colo. Athlete to receive $1,600 in grant funding
Prior to Francklyn’s 2012 altercation, she was a ski patroller with 10 years experience, as well as a recognized expert on social media, public relations, and online editing for major ski industry clients. Francklyn and her family have dedicated the last two years to her recovery and getting Francklyn back to her passions.
The December grant for $1,600 awarded to Sally Francklyn will be used for 20 LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System) sessions at the Harmonized Brain Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The goal of LENS is to teach a person to produce brain-wave patterns that reflect focus. LENS treatments are shown to work particular well with individuals with symptoms of TBI (traumatic brain injury).
Since the Foundation’s inception in January, 2009, the Winter Empowerment program service has assisted 66 athletes from 19 states in nine respective funding categories which include: living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and stoke (positive energy, outlook and attitude). In 2014, the High Fives Foundation has set a budget of disbursing $196,000 via board-approved grants through the Winter Empowerment Fund. Thus far in 2014, 28 High Fives Athletes and two organizations have been awarded a sum of 38 board-approved grants for a total of $249,000.
In the month of December the High Fives Foundation distributed funds to five Winter Empowerment Athletes: Steven Jacobo of Gardnerville, Nev., Jeff Andrews of Truckee, Calif., Patrick Lonsdale of Ben Lomond, Calif., Sally Francklyn of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Jim Harris of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Foundation’s Board of Directors Grant Selection Committee approved a total of $29,354.91 to be used toward the Healing Network, Travel, Living Expenses and Adaptive Equipment funding categories.